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Q&A Recap: Ethan Egart Stands Up to Stop Deportation of 10-Year-Old Mate With Autism (SEE VIDEO - and Sign Petition)°

Health & Wellness  (tags: autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Australia, deportation, appeal )

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Ethan's deportation question steals the show: Ethan Egart from Darwin asked the Q&A panel why his 10-year-old friend with autism has to leave Australia. "If we get on well with him, why can't the government?" (See link to petition in 1st comment)


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Evelyn B (63)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 2:09 pm

Kathleen M (208)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 2:36 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thanks for posting and for the link, Evelyn!

Animae C (509)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 3:38 pm
Our current govt is an embarrassment!!!

Prev. signed
113,638 supporters
36,362 needed to reach 150,000

Thank you for promoting this Evelyn

Bruce C D (89)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 3:48 pm
Signed, noted. Thank-you, Evelyn & Katka.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday April 21, 2015, 9:33 pm
I DETEST this Corporate world. Being deported because he would be a burden. What is wrong with societies, a burden, well gee, all children depend upon the adults. What makes the difference of the likes of Hitler that chose elimination of certain types of people than looking at these children with autism as burdens and lets remove them from our sight.

Oh, sure, we can say, well he isn't being killed, but he is being destroyed. Those with autism need their life and the surroundings to be consistent, and it appears he has friends in school, he is familiar with his school and his friends. Removing him from everything he knows, including his home is hard on anyone but for children it is a lot harder, ever move as a child? Some children do well but others have great anxiety over it and later in life it still is something that is not a fond memory. But for a child with autism, they will set him back from which there may be no recovery. Damn heartless.

Children should never be viewed as a burden and disabled children need our love, kindness, and assistance even more. Shame shame shame on society and the individuals that keep backing this Corporate mind think of heartless actions.

fly bird (26)
Wednesday April 22, 2015, 12:54 am
ty Evelyn

Panchali Yapa (26)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 5:46 am
Thank you

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 11:51 am
Noted, signed, shared
Thanks Evelyn.

Janet B (0)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 12:31 pm

Joanne Dixon (37)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 2:19 pm
And the difference between this and health insurance companies refusing to cover pre-existing conditions is?

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 2:27 pm
He was diagnosed after arriving in Australia - perhaps not comparable? And his mother contributes to needed services ....

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday April 23, 2015, 5:21 pm
Noted. Signed petition, too. Thanks, Evelyn.

P A (117)
Friday April 24, 2015, 6:33 am
Previously signed - petition now at 120,190 - hooray! God bless Ethan Egart and all like him! I do hope this poor lad is not deported - as Dandelion notes, autistic children and people NEED things to stay the same round them....

Sheila D (194)
Sunday April 26, 2015, 8:16 am
This is unacceptable. Signed from email, noted now...Thanks Evelyn.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday April 27, 2015, 12:47 am

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Friday May 1, 2015, 9:34 pm
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